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"Pompeii
Pompeii - Vesuvius 'n wine"Following a morning pickup from Sorrento or Naples travel by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient city of Pompeii — widely considered among Italy’s most important historic sites. Along the way listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s past and gain insight into the deadly volcanic eruption of 79 A.D.On arrival in Pompeii explore the site and learn of life there during the Roman era. See key sites of interest and hear how the bustling streets were silenced by the heavy downpour of ash and molten rock. Next head onward to Mt Vesuvius and hike to the crater for panoramic views over Naples and its beautiful bay. Follow rugged trails around the crater’s edge and marvel at the spectacular volcanic scenery you find. Visit a local winery and explore the v
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Private Day Trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
"The itinerary is flexible you can decide with your driver to visit Pompeii first or start with the coastal ride. Pompeii is heavily visited in the morning it's recommend to take the afternoon tour.   The tour can start from Naples or Sorrento or Salerno. Pompeii is about 40 minutes away from Naples Salerno or Sorrento along the drive great scenery with Mt Vesuvius and the Ocean.The Archaeological site of Pompeii extends 150 acres. To make the best of your day trip to Pompeii we strongly recommend the optional guided services.  A privat the Theaters a private house
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Private Herculaneum Walking Tour
"The first approach is absolutely spectacular: beneath you the ancient town laying at the bottom of an archaeological hole about 60 feet deep in front of you the huge skyline of Mt Vesuvius behind you the clear light blue of the Bay of Naples and its islands. From the top you can see at one glance all of the excavated area corresponding probably to one quarter of the entire ancient Herculaneum. Also visible from the very top is the ancient marina where a 300 human skeletons were found together with a boat and a few fishing tools. Crossing a modern bridge discover the garden of the “House of the Albergo” where quince apple trees were replanted following the evidence of carbonized roots of these ancient fruit tree.Next
From EUR160.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Sorrento

Sorrento Mini City Trains

the Mini City Trains are found along the popular tourist destinations all around Europe and here in Sorrento is no exception. You can ride the Sorrento City Train which are parked along Piazza Tasso...
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machomikemd
Apr 19, 2016

Get Over to Capri

Sitting just a few minutes off the coast of Sorrento, Capri beckons as a special place that has been enjoyed since before the Roman civilization. Sorrento happens to be the place where you can access...
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TooTallFinn24
Aug 28, 2013

Punta del Capo

Most of Sorrento's city beaches are small and just piers extending into the water. West of the city is one of the best beaches of Sorrento: Punta del Capo. It can be reached from Sorrento by following...
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HORSCHECK
Feb 08, 2012

Find a Roman Villa

We wandered down the cliff path from the lookout by the church of St Francis to the seafront, which was totally deserted. We walked over and under the boardwalks to the left as far as we could go and...
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weatherwytch
Nov 13, 2011

Glimpses of the past....

Although Sorrento is largely a more modern town, you can find glimpses of its older roots. Walk its narrow alleyways (which mainly lie between Corso Italia and Via Vettorio Veneto and are, in the...
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leics
Oct 23, 2011

A little bit of ancient history........

There is no doubt that Sorrento is an ancient settlement, existing long before the Romans turned it into a seaside-holiday venue, but there is little of this visible today. However, if you turn left...
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leics
Oct 23, 2011
 
 
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Chiesa di Sant'Anna

A lovely little church tucked away in the middle of Marina Grande, the old fishing port of Sorrento.Originally built by the fishermen of the San Giovanni in Fontibus Brotherhood, it was first...
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leics
Feb 22, 2009

St Francis

I think it would be easy to wander past this rather good sculpture of St Francis, even if you are visiting the nearby ancient cloisters (recommended) and/or the Chiesa di San Francesco.He stands...
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leics
Feb 22, 2009

Take a Walk Over the Top

We decided that, armed with instructions from a book from home, we would walk to Massa Lubrense from Sorrento. Its about 4k but is nowhere level, it goes up and up then down and down!The instructions...
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Wowmoment
Apr 15, 2008

Whale bone...........

As you go into the Basilica de S. Antonino (the patron saint of Sorrento) look up and to your right. There, high on the portico wall, is a whale bone. Why? Because, amongst other miracles, S. Antonino...
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leics
Feb 17, 2008

More recycled Roman bits........

As well as some in the base of the Medieval bell-tower, you can find some re-used bits of Roman (or, possibly, pre-Roman) masonry in the cloisters of St Francis.This is a lovely little place anyway,...
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leics
Feb 17, 2008

Recycled Roman bits.........

There's nothing much to see of Roman Sorrento, even though it was a very popular holiday destination for the rich. Although they built their own villas (of course), many were destroyed in the...
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leics
Feb 17, 2008

Shrines

This tip is not so much about “Off the beaten path” as above it! Everywhere we went in Sorrento we saw these beautifully looked-after shrines on the walls, with fresh flowers and often little votive...
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toonsarah
Nov 25, 2007

Hiking the hills of the Amalfi Coast

Some of my most memorable vacation moments were hiking the hills of the Amalfi Coast. By all means, take the bus from Capri up to Anacapri - a fantastic experience - but take the less travelled back...
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MonicaLouise
Oct 27, 2007

Top Hotels in Sorrento

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Via Fuorimura 7, Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Via Nuovo Rione Cappuccini 7, Sant'Agnello, Campania, 80065, Italy
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Piazza della Vittoria 5, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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34 Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Via Rubinacci, 1, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Via Capo No. 33, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Sorrento

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Day Trip to Capri

part two of my tips with more pictures Sorrento, Together with Naples, is the main stepping point for a day tour or two of the fabulous Island of Capri, termed the Luxe Resort Island and the...
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Piazza Tasso

part two of my tips with more pictures around the Piazza Piazza Tasso is the main Square of the bustling resort town of Sorrento. It was named after the famous Italian Rennaisance Poet, Torquato...
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Beaches

Like in nearby San't Agnello and Piano Di Sorrento and Meta and Vico Equense, San't Agnello has many private beaches which are owned by the luxe villas and hotels located along the cliffsides and...
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Marina Grande

A short walk from Corso Italia, there is a path of viewing the marina. We have an excellent views over here. Standing on top you'll see everything down there, the fishermen colorful houses overlooking...
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Day Trip to Pompei

part two of my tips with more pictures The ancient ruins of Pompeii, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, needs no introduction as most people around the world know what happened when the famous...
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Street Scene

Visiting Sorrento during holiday season is very nice. Less touristy and nicely decorated with Christmas Lights. As I observe around most of the visitors in the winter time are mostly Italian The shops...
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Top 5 Sorrento Writers

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Balam

"Sorrento"
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leics

"An excellent base for exploring....."
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malkin

"Sorrento"
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Jetgirly

"Sorrento - Sunshine by the Sea"
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HORSCHECK

"Sorrento - Pearl of the Amalfi Coast"
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